The Cricket World Cup final between India and New Zealand was won by India. This is a live update of the event.
The most impressive performance in a men’s One Day International belongs to Chaminda Vaas, who took eight wickets in a match. However, this achievement did not occur in a semi-final game.
Shami enthusiastically shares his interview experience, as anyone in his position would. He explains that he simply focused on keeping things uncomplicated.
Mohammed Shami’s performance was nothing short of magical, with final figures of 9.5-0-57-7.
Wow, Shami is dominating! He has now taken the most wickets in the tournament, with a total of 23. This puts him ahead of Adam Zampa from Australia by just one wicket. Impressively, Shami has already achieved two five-wicket hauls and has now added a seven-for to his record. That’s equivalent to a batter scoring 250 runs.
The New Zealand team put up a strong effort, but Shami’s early wickets limited their progress. He later took five more wickets. Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli scored his 50th century in one-day internationals, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record. I hope that Kohli’s achievement does not overshadow Shami’s outstanding performance. Additionally, Shreyas Iyer scored a century at a faster pace than Kohli’s, while Daryl Mitchell also scored a century for New Zealand, his second against India in the World Cup.
Overall, a total of 624 runs were scored throughout the day. In matches with such high scoring, it is usually the bowlers who come out on top.
Rahul was caught by Ferguson off Shami’s delivery, scoring 6 runs (with Boult scoring 2 not out) and bringing New Zealand’s total to 327 all out. This was yet another edge caught by Shami, solidifying his victory. With a final score of 7 for 57, India has won by a margin of 70 runs, and Kohli has been overshadowed by Shami’s performance.
Shami continues to impress with six wickets in a semi-final match of the World Cup.
In the 48th over, New Zealand’s score is 320-8 with Southee at 9 runs and Boult at 1. Earlier, Rohit missed a catch, but it didn’t make much of a difference as he redeems himself by catching Santner on a slow bouncer from Siraj. Unfortunately, Santner only manages to get a toe-end on it.
If necessary, Lockie Ferguson will take to the plate, leaving Trent Boult with a rare opportunity to bat at 10th position. New Zealand requires 78 runs in two overs, but India has secured their victory.
In the 47th over, New Zealand’s score is at 313-7 with Santner and Southee at the crease. Bumrah’s impressive bowling only resulted in five runs in this over, ending his spell with figures of 10-1-64-1. The game seems to be coming to an end now.
Alistair Connor has sent me another email, referencing his previous statement. He had predicted that the team’s score would decrease by the 47th over with less than 20 runs remaining. Now he jokingly asks if I will quote him in full when his prediction comes true. However, his foresight was only accurate about the overs and not about the runs. New Zealand still requires 85 runs.
46th over: New Zealand is at 308-7 with Santner at 5 runs and Southee at 1 run. Mohammed Shami’s impressive bowling has earned him five wickets for 50 runs in just nine overs. He has transformed from a lesser-known player to a standout star in this World Cup, much like Geoff Hurst did in the 1966 World Cup final.
What a moment that was. Mitchell departs for 134, the highest score ever made in a World Cup semi-final. Mohammed Shami, the real player of this match, gets another five-wicket haul, his third of this World Cup. And Ravi Jadeja gets his third boundary catch in a row – Mitchell had flicked Shami high, and not hard enough, to deep square. With apologies to Kohli and Iyer, that this match in a nutshell.
Jadeja once more! Shami once more! And Mitchell is out!
The 45th over sees New Zealand at 306-6 with Mitchell at 134 and Santner at 4. Nasser Hussain suggests that Mitchell should replicate Maxwell’s performance. However, India is allowing him to take the single, which he cannot refuse. Bumrah is bowling with yorkers and slower balls that are not easy to hit. Santner is trying for quick twos, but with the required run rate of three runs per ball, it may not be a feasible strategy. The team needs 92 more runs in the remaining five overs.
In the 44th over, New Zealand is at 299-6 with Mitchell scoring 132 and Santner at 0. This is the third time in this innings that one wicket leads to another. This time, it’s not Shami who takes the wicket, but instead it’s Jadeja. Rohit’s strategic placement on the rope at deep square leads to a successful catch. Kuldeep also contributes to the team’s success, finishing with a valuable 10-0-55-1.
In the 43rd over, New Zealand scored 295-5 with Mitchell at 131 and Chapman at 0. Bumrah came back with fast-paced yorkers for the first three balls. Phillips was able to hit a four with a snick, but he was caught off guard by a slower ball and Jadeja, positioned at long-off boundary, easily caught it without any hesitation.
After seven balls in the over, a wicket was taken. It seems that NZ is in trouble because Mitchell is injured and Phillips was leading the effort.
Bumrah returns to the game and suddenly, Phillips hits a towering shot off his gradual delivery.
In the 42nd over, New Zealand is at 288-4 with Mitchell scoring 128 runs and Phillips at 37. Despite their need for a few more runs, Kuldeep Yadav puts a stop to it. He manages to deliver four consecutive dot balls and the remaining two balls result in singles. This over could potentially secure the victory for the opposing team.
Colum Fordham, who is the equivalent of EW Swanton for OBO, is always prepared to provide a brief overview. He greets us from Naples and mentions that his students are not familiar with the distinction between cricket and baseball. Upon further consideration, he suggests that the Kiwi batters might have better luck switching to baseball techniques.
New Zealand is putting up a good fight against India, and Mitchell has been exceptional. He needs to be the Kiwis’ equivalent of Glenn Maxwell, and Phillips must make a big impact now that he has settled in. Although the required run rate is difficult, New Zealand still has wickets in hand and should not hesitate to take risks. However, India’s bowlers, especially the impressive Shami, are performing at a higher level.
In the 41st over, New Zealand’s score is 286-4 with Mitchell at 127 and Phillips at 36. Siraj bowls for the eighth over, trying to get a wicket with no one in the slip cordon. Phillips hits a wide ball for six with a skillful lofted shot. He does it again, hitting another six over long-off with more height and better accuracy. The Indian fans in the crowd are now feeling anxious. Siraj throws another wide ball, resulting in 15 runs from the over and three balls remaining.
Phillips uses a technique called a squirt square for four points. He almost makes a mistake, but he can handle the consequences. According to a graph, India has thrown the least amount of slower balls compared to other teams in the tournament, only 14%. Phillips hits the ball towards backward point again, but only manages to score one run due to Shubman Gill’s excellent boundary save. The over results in twenty runs! New Zealand now needs 112 runs in 54 balls. However, they are only six runs short of India’s score at the same stage.
In the 40th over, New Zealand has a score of 266-4 with Mitchell at 126 and Phillips at 19. Shami delivers his eighth over, with one run, a dot, another run, and another dot. The tension builds as something has to change. Mitchell takes a calculated risk and hits a six off the middle stump. Despite scoring nine runs in the over, it is still not enough as the required run rate increases to 13.9.
A new record is set. This is the highest total score in a men’s World Cup elimination match, with 663 runs scored in 90 overs. Does anyone else recall when Sunil Gavaskar scored 36 not out in 60 overs, not balls?
According to Paul Burns, as an American sports fan, the comparison that comes to mind for this matchup is the 1991 NCAA men’s basketball semifinal where Duke, a new team, defeated the seemingly unbeatable Nevada – Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it seems to be more similar to the 1990 version. I will trust your opinion on this.
In the 39th over of the match, New Zealand’s score is 257-4 with Mitchell at 118 runs and Phillips at 18 runs. Siraj is still bowling, and Rohit is closely directing him despite India being behind on time. Phillips is gaining confidence in the game and hits a four. Mitchell also hits a four by deflecting the ball through backward point, taking advantage of its direction. The over yields twelve runs, which is slightly less than what New Zealand needs.
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In the 38th over, New Zealand’s score is 245-4 with Mitchell at 113 runs and Phillips at 11 runs. Shami has switched ends. Mitchell takes a big swing and hits a straight six, as is his trademark. New Zealand must continue to attack. Shami changes his approach to around the wicket, playing a strategic game with Mitchell. Mitchell hits another straight drive past Shami’s feet, but it unfortunately hits the stumps at the non-striker’s end. New Zealand now requires 153 runs from 72 balls and they must score big in the next three overs.
In the 37th over, New Zealand’s score is 236-4 with Mitchell at 106 runs and Phillips at 9 runs. Rohit chooses to save four overs of Shami and instead, brings back Mohammed Siraj. They have a discussion before Siraj bowls some wide yorkers. The first three balls result in no runs, followed by a single, two runs, a wide, and another single. This partnership has only scored 16 runs off 26 balls, which is not good enough for New Zealand. They now need 162 runs from 78 balls at a required run rate of 12.46 per over.
Recent reports from other sources are finally being shared. Babar is a talented player, but not the best captain.
In the 36th over, New Zealand is at 231-4 with Mitchell at 105 and Phillips at 6. Even getting singles is difficult for Mitchell now. There’s a brief pause during Jadeja’s final over as he receives treatment. Phillips finally shows some skill with a well-executed late cut for four. Jadeja’s final figures are 10-0-63-0. Mitchell took advantage of him, scoring 40 runs in 37 balls, but Jadeja managed to slow down the scoring right after the drinks break. The required rate is now almost two runs per ball, which seems nearly impossible at 167 runs needed from 84 balls.
Arun Kanhere suggests that Latham’s role in the team was similar to Williamson’s as the anchor. However, in the current situation, having an anchor is not ideal. It is possible that if the captain had been present, this strategy would have been altered.
In the 35th over, New Zealand’s score is 224-4 with Mitchell at 103 and Phillips at 1. Shami is still bowling and has four overs left after this one. His third wicket, which was Williamson, also marked his 50th wicket in World Cups. He achieved this feat in just 17 innings.
After struggling with seven consecutive dot balls, Glenn Phillips manages to score a single run towards the leg side. The issue is that Mitchell is currently limited to singles due to his cramping. In the four overs following the break, only 11 runs have been scored and two wickets have fallen.
An hour ago, Alistair Connor sent an email stating, “Do not underestimate a cornered Kiwi!” Currently, the Kiwi is in an even tighter spot.
The 34th over sees New Zealand at 221-4 with Mitchell scoring a century and Phillips at 0. Jadeja manages to limit the runs to just one. Mitchell is struggling with cramps. It seems like India will secure their spot in the World Cup final.
In the 33rd over, New Zealand is at 220-4 with Williamson at 69 and Phillips at 0. Shami has once again made a significant impact on the game, this time with his bowling. He currently has 4 wickets for 27 runs. One could argue it’s actually the third time he’s changed the game, if we include the catch he dropped earlier. Perhaps he’ll jokingly tell Virat Kohli, “You missed out on the Player of the Match award, mate.”
During the break, Rohit gathered his team and appeared to have a serious conversation with them. He then turned to his most dependable bowlers, Jadeja and Shami. One bowled three consecutive dot balls, while the other took two wickets. Their performance was aided by New Zealand’s decision to send in Latham at No 5, a questionable choice given his lack of recent success.
One brings two!!
Williamson gracefully flicks the ball to long leg with an added flair.
Mitchell scores a brilliant hundred off Shami, his second against India in this World Cup.
In the 32nd over, New Zealand’s score is 219-2 with Williamson at 69 and Mitchell at 99. Mitchell seems to be feeling the pressure of being in the 90s as he lets Jadeja bowl three consecutive dot balls. However, he manages to score a single and Williamson hits a pull shot for four runs.
At the end of the 31st over, New Zealand’s score is 213-2 with Williamson at 64 and Mitchell at 98. Mitchell received criticism for slowing down as he approached his century in the previous game against India, but he proves he has learned from that error by hitting a six off Bumrah’s delivery. Williamson also contributes four runs with a well-executed inside-out drive, and four singles are added, resulting in a total of 14 runs for the over. The required run rate has now decreased to 9.73, a fantastic turnaround for New Zealand.
Kim Thonger suggests that the authorities should consider evaluating the cricket skills of asylum seekers upon their arrival at the Kent coast, in light of the recent Rwanda court decision. This would prevent the possibility of inadvertently sending talented young players to strengthen Rwanda’s cricket team for future World Cups. The trials could be outsourced to Kent CCC and those with promising skills could be given expedited citizenship.
“Of course, I was just kidding. Are jokes still permitted here?” Yes, they are. In fact, they are even encouraged in this community.
In the 30th over, New Zealand has a score of 199-2 with Williamson at 58 and Mitchell at 90. Scoring ten runs per over equates to two fours per over. Both players successfully achieve this against Kuldeep, with Williamson hitting a slog-sweep and Mitchell executing a reverse shot. Earlier, Williamson only had six runs in the previous five overs compared to Mitchell’s 30, but he has now caught up.
Ian Smith notices that if you multiply the score by two after 30 overs, it equals 398. “If we subtract one, we’ll have a Super Over.” I would be satisfied with a close ending, regardless of the outcome.
In the 29th over, New Zealand’s score is 188-2 with Williamson at 53 and Mitchell at 84. Rohit makes a strategic decision to bring back Jasprit Bumrah in an attempt to break this partnership. Bumrah begins with a slower ball, causing Morgan to question if the Indian team has taken note of the slowing pitch. It is Mitchell’s first time facing Bumrah this evening, and he manages to hit a one-handed swing for four! Towards the end of the over, Williamson mishits a pull and Shami misses the catch at mid-on, which should have been an easy one. This game is filled with surprises. New Zealand needs to score 210 runs in the remaining 21 overs.